Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

2018 TV Shows

Noel Murray: 20 Best TV Series of 2018

14 December 2018

Noel Murray: 20 Best TV Series of 2018, as published by The Verge

[see also 2017]

Daniel D’Addario: Best TV Shows of 2018

13 December 2018

Daniel D’Addario: Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Variety

[see also 2016]

  1. Pose
  2. The Americans
  3. Westworld
  4. Sharp Objects
  5. Patrick Melrose
  6. Atlanta
  7. Homecoming
  8. Maniac
  9. Barry
  10. Queer Eye

IndieWire: Best TV Shows of 2018

12 December 2018

IndieWire: Best TV Shows of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016]

  1. The Americans
  2. Atlanta
  3. BoJack Horseman
  4. Homecoming
  5. Dear White People
  6. Sharp Objects
  7. The Terror
  8. Killing Eve
  9. Barry
  10. Better Call Saul

Willa Paskin: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018

12 December 2018

Willa Paskin: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Slate

[see also 2017]

  1. Succession
  2. Glow
  3. Killing Eve
  4. Atlanta
  5. Howards End
  6. Babylon Berlin
  7. Ugly Delicious
  8. The Little Drummer Girl
  9. High Maintenance
  10. Dear White People
  11. Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Emily Nussbaum: My Not-Top-Ten Television List

11 December 2018

Emily Nussbaum: My Not-Top-Ten Television List, as published by The New Yorker

This site is devoted to lists, but we always look forward to Emily Nussbaum's annual defiance of this silly tradition. Click through to see why.

We've taken the liberty of omitting her dislikes and not-seens, but those lists are worth reading, too.

[see also 2017]